When you put your home on the market for sale you will want to showcase it in the best way and to the greatest number of people. My professional experience can lead you through the steps to successfully market and sell your home. The following are a few key points as you prepare:
Your own personal goals will determine when you either have to move or would simply like to move. Based on my intimate knowledge of the local market, I can help you determine the best time to sell.
Setting the Price:
Several factors play a role in pricing a home. They include what is currently on the market, what has recently sold, location/neighborhood, condition/upgrades of your property. I will review this market data with you and suggest a strategy to get you the best price for your home. Where the majority of buyers will come through the door in the first 2 weeks, it is important to set the price right from the beginning.
Cleanliness is crucial. You can hire a professional cleaner or do a deep cleaning yourself so that the home is in perfect condition. Putting away additional belongings and removing clutter will also make your home appear spacious and appealing. Your home should be clean for professional photos, all open houses and private appointments.
Staging your home is almost as important as keeping it clean. I can help suggest how your living spaces should be so that it helps buyers see your home’s true potential. This might not be arranged the way you live in it everyday, but what might be a temporary inconvenience will pay off in the end. Be sure all closets and storage areas are well organized as they will appear larger and more accommodating. You might even want to donate any unwanted items or rent a temporary storage unit.
The front of your home is the first thing buyers will see, so it is an opportunity to make a great impression. Make sure your landscaping is tidy, entryways are clear of clutter and consider a fresh coat of paint on the front door if necessary. Potted plants or flowers can also add color and life for an inviting feel.
As an experienced professional in the real estate industry, I have the resources to help you along every step of the way. If you need a recommendation for a lender, moving company or other, just ask. Allow my experienced network of professionals make your transaction go as smooth as possible.